An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020.
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
The range of purpose, positioning, and public access comes into focus for 16 leading annual book fairs and trade shows of Europe in Aldus’ third report on its network.
This year set in Barcelona–after last year’s presentation in Madrid–Spain’s Liber 18 international book fair has announced the presentation of a large delegation from its guest of honor country, Cuba.
‘The main barriers to reading books in Lithuania are the lack of time and the lack of interest.’ In a handsomely forthright assessment, the Lithuanian Publishers Association looks at its challenges.
The Oxford English Dictionary is announcing more than 900 new ‘words, senses, and subentries’. And the Aldus network in Europe has added a worldwide translation grant finder for publishers.
‘The development of a vibrant international industry network,’ the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Program, will see fellows from France, Colombia, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, and Italy visit Milan’s Tempo di Libri in March.
From Sofia’s 45th anniversary fair to Vienna’s ‘Long Night of Books’ in November, the Aldus network’s 2017 report evaluates Europe’s book fair scene.
From a city-wide book exchange in Latvia to a ‘New Writers Festival’ in Greece, Aldus surveys European book fairs’ approaches to promoting reading.
For publishing players looking to know more about entry points into some of Europe’s book markets, Aldus’ new brochure may be useful.